Sleep is essential, but many people wake up in the morning feeling like they didn’t get a good night’s rest. Does your bedmate complain about your loud snoring, episodes in which you stop breathing, or moments when you gasp for air during sleep? Do you often wake up with a dry mouth or a headache? Are you irritable, sleepy during the day, and have a hard time paying attention? If you relate to any of these symptoms, you may have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops, affecting sleeping patterns.
Sleep apnea affects men more than women. Excess body weight and a thicker neck circumference also increase risks for the disorder. Other factors like age and smoking have an effect as well.
If you suspect that you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, call your local Texas ENT office and ask about WatchPat – a sleep monitoring device. It’s easy, and it’s remote. Educate yourself about the sleep monitoring process here.
Don’t waste any more time with an awful night’s sleep. You don’t have to suffer. Call your Texas ENT office today for a consultation. Healthy sleep equates to a healthy life.